Brown University Library Director of Library Digital Technologies
The Director of Library Digital Technologies (LDT) provides energetic, creative, and forward-looking leadership for the Brown University Libraryâ™s digital infrastructure and applications. Reporting to the Deputy University Librarian, and a member of the Libraryâ™s leadership team, the Director coordinates and collaborates with partners in the Library, the Universityâ™s Computing and Information Services (CIS) department, and other campus units to ensure that the Libraryâ™s digital services are aligned with the teaching and research mission of the University.
The Director of LDT will be responsible for setting strategic goals, allocating resources, and overseeing the successful implementation, maintenance, refreshment, and integration of the Libraryâ™s information technology program, which includes on-premise, locally hosted, and vendor hosted enterprise level applications. The Director provides high level oversight for the continuous operation of the libraryâ™s website, digital repository, and other locally hosted web services, and works closely with other library and University stakeholders to manage hosted applications, such as the Integrated Library System Sierra, ILLIAD interlibrary loan software, and customized applications for resource discovery, course reserves, interlibrary loan and document lending, and researcher profiles. The Director ensures that the Libraryâ™s IT program is integrated with the Universityâ™s technology strategies and infrastructure; meets accepted and emerging security and access protocols; and is responsive to the needs of students, faculty, staff and other stakeholders. A leader in the academic library IT field, the Director will represent the Brown University Library in technology initiatives at the local and national level, including participation in the Ivy Plus Librariesâ™ Confederation.
A highly collaborative leader, the Director of LDT contributes to the development of a compelling vision for how digital technology can strengthen existing workflows for collections management; contribute to outstanding digital scholarship; support resource acquisition and discovery; expose scholarship through an outstanding repository platform; and promote the Brown University Libraryâ™s programs, services, and expert staff through a state-of-the-art, user-centered, and accessible website aligned with University web standards. The Director collaborates with all library units to ensure the unit is fully integrated into the Libraryâ™s operations as a whole, including a strong emphasis on diversity, equity, access, and inclusion.
The Director directly supervises a team of management and non-management professional staff members (software developers, systems administrator, web services, digital repository and desktop support technicians). In addition to the library website and the Brown Digital Repository, core applications supported include a Blacklight discovery interface for the Libraryâ™s online catalog; Researchers at Brown, a faculty profile system built on the open-source VIVO platform; a custom application for managing course reserves; and support for various library specific technologies, including but not limited to, the integrated library system (ILS), interlibrary loan, special collections, and research guides.
Bachelorâ™s degree in Information Management/Technology or related field required.
Masterâ™s Degree in a related field preferred.
Minimum of five years increasingly responsible, substantive positions developing, planning, and successfully implementing user-centered technology services.
Experience with the implementation and maintenance of open source applications
Experience with developing and enforcing policies for data privacy, data security, and identity management.
Data driven approach to continuous assessment and improvement of programs and services
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills.
Candidates please note: all offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.
Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
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Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
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About Brown University
Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Engineering, Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership and the IE Brown Executive MBA.